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(Mansion Global)   Farkers, for the first time in 700 years, you can now own this massive, almost 2000-acre English estate for only £30 million. It has a payback period of roughly 66 and 2/3 years with annual revenue of £430,000. If we pool our money, we can do it   (mansionglobal.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Adlington Hall, ancient estate, Real estate, ancestral home of the Legh family, History of Anglo-Saxon England, Listed building, history of Adlington Hall, Adlington, Cheshire  
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2022-10-05 2:40:40 PM  
My wife would love this SO MUCH.  Doesn't matter what condition it is in (does to me), she always prefers older buildings, with a history.

I like buildings that meet code, but what do I know.
 
2022-10-05 2:43:13 PM  
Shiat, Royal Family?

Buy that property and turn it into a garden park.
 
2022-10-05 2:44:35 PM  
It looks like sh*t. That's a complete tear down. No wet bar? No double sided fireplace and bearskin rug?

Come on now.
 
2022-10-05 3:04:51 PM  
I'd walk in there like Bret Hart.

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2022-10-05 3:07:16 PM  
I would be digging holes all over that property, theres gotta be treasure buried around there.

/giggity
 
2022-10-05 3:07:24 PM  
2000 acres, so like a small ranch?
 
2022-10-05 3:07:30 PM  
Give how much the pound is dropping under Tory leadership, we should be able to pool out collective tax returns without needing a mortgage
 
2022-10-05 3:07:31 PM  
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2022-10-05 3:08:55 PM  
Money pit? Grade 1, garden that requires a phalange of tenders. Yep, money pit. So, I bet it's bought by an India businessman, half out of irony.
 
2022-10-05 3:11:35 PM  
Subby is asking for a time out, that's not Zillow.
 
2022-10-05 3:12:09 PM  
As long as I get a fleet of footmen and valets to.... 'serve' me
 
2022-10-05 3:12:29 PM  
I used to visit as a child. We went because my Dad liked looking at gardens and I don't think you had to pay for the gardens, just the house. Weird seeing it pop up on Fark.
 
2022-10-05 3:12:34 PM  
Energy costs are gonna suuuuuuck... also insurance. Going to need to scrutinise the current T's & C's of those rents, plus have a very good lawyer check for any easements & public rights of way over the property.

Heh, who am I kidding? If you can afford to buy the place you can afford to let other folk worry about those kinds of things.

\might have some loose change down the back of the sofa
\\I'll get back to you
 
2022-10-05 3:12:51 PM  
The house was held by Norman Earls for seven generations until 1221, when it passed to the crown.

Bad-ass rocker name right there
 
2022-10-05 3:15:47 PM  

nvmac: My wife would love this SO MUCH.  Doesn't matter what condition it is in (does to me), she always prefers older buildings, with a history.

I like buildings that meet code, but what do I know.


You mean ones held up with this stuff?
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Have you seen what happens to OSB when it gets damp?

I'm not going near a new house. One undetected leak and your house looses its structural integrity.


That said, I don't know about this place either, Grade 1 classed structures in the UK are not allowed to be modified with modern things like electricity/heating/water. Maintenance is hell, you have to use only period correct materials that don't exist and have to be installed using period correct techniques that nobody knows.
 
2022-10-05 3:15:53 PM  
I know it's old and sturdy and all that stuff but the uneven lines across the structure would concern the hell out of me.
 
2022-10-05 3:18:05 PM  
Hugh de Corona?

Conspiracy hat, activate!!
 
2022-10-05 3:19:20 PM  
Nice fachwerk
 
2022-10-05 3:19:30 PM  
I think it's pretty clear what's going to replace the iconic horse-head-style horse ties...
 
2022-10-05 3:23:54 PM  
If we pool our money, we can do it

Can I design the torture-chamber, please?
 
2022-10-05 3:26:50 PM  
For that kind of money, I want a castle and a moat, and a basement full of dead royalty.
 
2022-10-05 3:29:14 PM  

Cashew: If we pool our money, we can do it

Can I design the torture-chamber, please?


You mean RE-Design?  And it's the spanking parlor..please..

/We'll show those Parliamentarians Who's in charge yet!
 
2022-10-05 3:29:48 PM  
Buy it, raze it, put up condos and a golf course. Will make the money back in a third of that.

-Al
 
2022-10-05 3:30:37 PM  
It looks crooked as shiat.
 
2022-10-05 3:32:47 PM  

Calehedron: Buy it, raze it, put up condos and a golf course. Will make the money back in a third of that.

-Al


What Would Trump Do?
 
2022-10-05 3:33:18 PM  

whidbey: Shiat, Royal Family?

Buy that property and turn it into a garden park.


Or a museum displaying the tolls of colonialism and imperialism
 
2022-10-05 3:35:22 PM  
Knock down the house, 15K /AC isn't bad.

I smell subdivision.
 
2022-10-05 3:43:29 PM  
Does that price include ownership of the caretaker and his family? Because unless someone pops out of a hedge and calls me "guv" whilst I'm taking my fox for a walk it just doesn't work for me.
 
2022-10-05 3:53:12 PM  

mrparks: Does that price include ownership of the caretaker and his family? Because unless someone pops out of a hedge and calls me "guv" whilst I'm taking my fox for a walk it just doesn't work for me.


"guv"?! Cheshire?
 
2022-10-05 3:53:44 PM  

BFletch651: Knock down the house, 15K /AC isn't bad.

I smell subdivision.


According to the thread, it is a Grade 1 Money Pit, so I don't think that is an option. I may be mixing up the facts from above.

- Sofa
 
2022-10-05 3:55:42 PM  

Lars The Canadian Viking: Maintenance is hell, you have to use only period correct materials that don't exist and have to be installed using period correct techniques that nobody knows.


I thought the period correct technique was "beat one of the serfs to death so the others knew you were serious."
 
2022-10-05 4:00:52 PM  
I wonder what furnishings come with it.

This is nice on the inside, but that one side....gah.   It looks like a Steak and Ale.
 
2022-10-05 4:06:12 PM  

Shirley Ujest: I wonder what furnishings come with it.

This is nice on the inside, but that one side....gah.   It looks like a Steak and Ale.


The walls are garnished in lark's vomit.
 
2022-10-05 4:26:16 PM  

Cashew: If we pool our money, we can do it

Can I design the torture-chamber, please?


While we're at it, these will be replaced with Fark thread badges:

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2022-10-05 4:28:30 PM  

Lars The Canadian Viking: nvmac: My wife would love this SO MUCH.  Doesn't matter what condition it is in (does to me), she always prefers older buildings, with a history.

I like buildings that meet code, but what do I know.

You mean ones held up with this stuff?
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Have you seen what happens to OSB when it gets damp?

I'm not going near a new house. One undetected leak and your house looses its structural integrity.


That said, I don't know about this place either, Grade 1 classed structures in the UK are not allowed to be modified with modern things like electricity/heating/water. Maintenance is hell, you have to use only period correct materials that don't exist and have to be installed using period correct techniques that nobody knows.


I like historical accuracy and preservation... big time. Newport is a preservation kind of place.

However, I do not understand why they would not allow the addition of modern structural bones, electrical etc... You want people to live in it and preserve it... it's not a f*cking museum, it has to be functional and safe.

Some of those preservation people are just f*cking idiots.

To do that stuf you already need to be wealthy and will most likley own the thing for a long period of time, not a flip... They just go way overboard with that stuff.
 
2022-10-05 4:31:54 PM  
The lawyers working on that one are in for some fun. As it will be the first sale since the Land Registry was created in 1925, it will have to be registered and that will require poring over all the relevant deeds and other documents to prove the chain of title to the Registry.
 
2022-10-05 4:52:57 PM  
But I don't plan to live that long!

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2022-10-05 5:12:35 PM  

Thoreny: The house was held by Norman Earls for seven generations until 1221, when it passed to the crown.

Bad-ass rocker name right there


Surprisingly similar to my family history. One of my ancestors took part in the Battle of Hastings, and was given a manor. There are records that show the manor was owned continuously by the family from the mid-1200s to 1959, when it was given to the National Trust.

At some point, the National Trust sold it to a private party. If I win the lottery, I might make an offer to get it back into the family.
 
2022-10-05 5:18:48 PM  
A little shiplap and paint everything white and that baby will MOVE!!
 
2022-10-05 5:33:49 PM  

Lars The Canadian Viking: Grade 1 classed structures in the UK are not allowed to be modified with modern things like electricity/heating/water. Maintenance is hell, you have to use only period correct materials that don't exist and have to be installed using period correct techniques that nobody knows.


Citations needed.

Lots of Grade 1 structures have been upgraded with electricity, plumbing, ductwork, etc. Obviously, such changes can't have an impact on the cosmetic appearance of the building, but if improved heating and cooling will help prevent damage, you can be sure that it would be allowed. Use oil lamps or candles vs electricity? Preservation groups will side with electricity, simply because it's safer.

Such work is going to be expensive, but if planned out well, there's no reason not to allow it.

The ability to upgrade old buildings probably keeps the old skills alive. As long as there's enough work to keep workers well-compensated, there will be people who will learn the skills.

There's a limestone quarry near Bloomington, Indiana called the "Empire Quarry", because it's where the limestone used on the Empire State building came from. It's been open since the 1930s because repairs to the building's limestone are ongoing. The people who quarry and mill the stone learned the skills from previous workers. There are a lot of buildings in DC that depend on Indiana limestone.
 
2022-10-05 6:00:46 PM  

Lars The Canadian Viking: nvmac: My wife would love this SO MUCH.  Doesn't matter what condition it is in (does to me), she always prefers older buildings, with a history.

I like buildings that meet code, but what do I know.

You mean ones held up with this stuff?
[apawood.org image 200x235]
Have you seen what happens to OSB when it gets damp?

I'm not going near a new house. One undetected leak and your house looses its structural integrity.


That said, I don't know about this place either, Grade 1 classed structures in the UK are not allowed to be modified with modern things like electricity/heating/water. Maintenance is hell, you have to use only period correct materials that don't exist and have to be installed using period correct techniques that nobody knows.


You son of a biatch, I'm in
 
2022-10-05 6:05:57 PM  

indy_kid: Thoreny: The house was held by Norman Earls for seven generations until 1221, when it passed to the crown.

Bad-ass rocker name right there

Surprisingly similar to my family history. One of my ancestors took part in the Battle of Hastings, and was given a manor. There are records that show the manor was owned continuously by the family from the mid-1200s to 1959, when it was given to the National Trust.

At some point, the National Trust sold it to a private party. If I win the lottery, I might make an offer to get it back into the family.


Maybe instead of winning the lottery you could win yourself a nice morning star, grab some huscarls and reclaim your birthright.
 
2022-10-05 6:25:04 PM  
Just need to add blackjack and hookers.
 
2022-10-05 7:04:40 PM  

Aardvark Inc.: Energy costs are gonna suuuuuuck... also insurance. Going to need to scrutinise the current T's & C's of those rents, plus have a very good lawyer check for any easements & public rights of way over the property.

Heh, who am I kidding? If you can afford to buy the place you can afford to let other folk worry about those kinds of things.

\might have some loose change down the back of the sofa
\\I'll get back to you


yeah huge money pit.

I bet some huge conglomerate buys it
 
2022-10-05 7:16:11 PM  

NewportBarGuy: However, I do not understand why they would not allow the addition of modern structural bones, electrical etc... You want people to live in it and preserve it... it's not a f*cking museum, it has to be functional and safe.


It has electrics and plumbing. Those would have been originally installed long before the building was listed and such restrictions were imposed. Upgrading the electrics and plumbing would be allowed. There are strict rules but it's not a "you can't change anything ever" deal.

As for the structure, well it's stood for seven hundred years so far so I'd say it's probably up to the job.
 
2022-10-05 8:58:24 PM  

Lars The Canadian Viking: nvmac: My wife would love this SO MUCH.  Doesn't matter what condition it is in (does to me), she always prefers older buildings, with a history.

I like buildings that meet code, but what do I know.

You mean ones held up with this stuff?
[apawood.org image 200x235]
Have you seen what happens to OSB when it gets damp?

I'm not going near a new house. One undetected leak and your house looses its structural integrity.


That said, I don't know about this place either, Grade 1 classed structures in the UK are not allowed to be modified with modern things like electricity/heating/water. Maintenance is hell, you have to use only period correct materials that don't exist and have to be installed using period correct techniques that nobody knows.


The materials do exist and the techniques are known, but the number of craftsmen is very small and it's ridiculously expensive to hire them.

Also you can't fix the problems to make it livable, by e.g. adding air conditioning or sealing up drafts with expanding caulk.
 
2022-10-05 9:46:33 PM  

NM Volunteer: 2000 acres, so like a small ranch?


Yes, but it's actually fertile land so it's x cows per acre instead of x acres per cow. Not like bumfark Colorado, Wyoming or some godforsaken part of the Southwest like Texas.
 
2022-10-06 11:38:32 AM  
It has lots of problems that can be solved bar the biggest one; it's in England.
 
2022-10-06 2:32:19 PM  

groverpm: It has lots of problems that can be solved bar the biggest one; it's in England.


Considering all the stuff I read about happening in many other countries around the world being in the UK is something I am thankful for every day.
 
2022-10-07 3:01:03 AM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: groverpm: It has lots of problems that can be solved bar the biggest one; it's in England.

Considering all the stuff I read about happening in many other countries around the world being in the UK is something I am thankful for every day.


I wrote "England." If I meant the UK I'd have written "the UK".
 
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